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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Threats of Antibiotic Resistant Diseases

Sep 17, 2013

A new report by the CDC details the threats of antibiotic resistant diseases on the public.  One of the factors contributing to antibiotic resistance is the broad application of low doses of antibiotics in rearing animals.  This practice can lead to the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which can eventually make their way into humans through physical exposure and even dietary exposure.  In their report, the CDC state “the use of antibiotics for promoting growth is not necessary,  and the practice should be phased out.”  They also state that “according to data published by FDA, there are more kilograms of antibiotics sold in the United States for foodproducing animals than for people. This use contributes to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in food-producing animals. Resistant bacteria in foodproducing animals are of particular concern because these animals serve as carriers.”  Make sure to choose organic dairy and meat to avoid contributing to (and potentially exposure to) antibiotic resistant diseases!

Infographic from the CDC report on the threats of antibiotic resistance

Infographic from the CDC report on the threats of antibiotic resistance

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